Barbara L. Fredrickson, Ph.D. has been advancing the science of positive emotions for more than 20 years. She is currently Kenan Distinguished Professor of Psychology at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, where she directs the PEP Lab. Her books, Positivity and Love 2.0 have been translated into more than 20 languages. Barb’s award-winning research, funded by the U.S. National Institutes of Health, reveals how your positive emotions were sculpted by the discerning chisel of Darwinian natural selection to serve as life-giving nutrients for growth. Barb’s scientific contributions have influenced scholars and practitioners worldwide, in disciplines ranging from business to healthcare and beyond. Her work has been featured in The New York Times, CNN, NPR, PBS, The Atlantic, The Economist, Oprah Magazine and elsewhere. She has twice been invited to brief His Holiness the Dalai Lama on her research.
Love isn’t what you think it is. This week on BetterWorldians Radio we’ll talk about research that offers a new definition for love and how you can create more of it in your life. Our guest this week is the best-selling author of Love 2.0, Dr. Barbara Fredrickson. Fredrickson shares ways we can deepen all the relationships in our lives, including the one we share with our Valentine. Tune in every week to hear new guests share how they are making the world a better place and to learn how you can become a BetterWorldian!